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Willy Aybar Out For Week With Wrist Injury


According to Joe Smith, Rays infielder Willy Aybar will be sidelined for at least a week with a left wrist sprain. Aybar ended his winter ball season short for the same reason. Freezo hit on this topic yesterday, but Aybar is pretty-well entrenched in his position as the primary corner infield back-up as well as the designated hitter position.

Since it's just February, I'm not going to get into full rosterbation should the injury become a bigger problem as we inch closer to April 6. On the surface, expect Dan Johnson to get increased reps behind Carlos Pena at first. At third base, it is likely that Joe Dillion, Elliot Johnson, Sean Rodriguez and maybe Reid Brignac could see a few extra ground balls at the hot corner. The absence is precautionary, however, a wrist injury is much like a hamstring injury in terms of it's lingering affects weeks and months after the injury.

Just another thing to keep an eye on over the next six weeks